Fabrication and electrocatalytic application of nanoporous carbon material with different pore diameters

Vinu, Ajayan (2010) Fabrication and electrocatalytic application of nanoporous carbon material with different pore diameters. Topics in Catalysis, 53 3-4: 291-296. doi:10.1007/s11244-009-9405-z


Author Vinu, Ajayan
Title Fabrication and electrocatalytic application of nanoporous carbon material with different pore diameters
Journal name Topics in Catalysis   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1022-5528
1572-9028
Publication date 2010-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s11244-009-9405-z
Volume 53
Issue 3-4
Start page 291
End page 296
Total pages 6
Place of publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Springer
Language eng
Abstract Here we report on the preparation of nanoporous carbons with different pore diameters loaded with different amounts of platinum and their application as anodic electrodes for the polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs). The materials were characterized by nitrogen adsorption, XRD and HRTEM. The role of the amount of the platinum and the pore diameter of the nanoporous carbon supports on the anodic performance in the PEMFC has been investigated. It has been found that the anodic activity of the platinum supported nanoporous carbon materials significantly increases with increasing the amount of platinum on the surface of the supports. Interestingly, nanoporous carbon material with a larger pore diameter shows excellent performance as an anodic electrode support. The electrode activity of the platinum loaded nanoporous carbon was also compared with that of the commercially available carbon black support for the PEMFCs. Nanoporous carbon supports are found to be the best, showing much higher performance as compared to that of carbon black.
Keyword Fuel cells
Nanoporous
Carbons
PEMFC
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology Publications
 
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